- The majority of the study’s participants believe that the Consumer Goods (65%) and Consumer Services (60%) sectors offer the most attractive investment opportunities, given Latin America’s growing middle class, rising income levels and low domestic unemployment.
- Government intervention and trading liquidity are the two greatest challenges Latin American companies face with respect to maintaining a fair market valuation, according to 38% and 28% of survey participants, respectively.
- A majority of the study’s respondents (55%) believe that an ADR program can help a Latin American issuer maintain a fair market valuation, citing the benefits of improved trading liquidity and free float as well as increased exposure to a greater number of potential new investors.
- More than one-third of the investors surveyed (35%) recommend that Latin American companies that do not adhere to international reporting standards do so, as a means to maintain fair market valuation.
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